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California Holiday Home Tours

Holiday Home Tours are challenging to produce, requiring many volunteers and months to plan and execute. They are done with love as people open their homes and hearts to help raise money for special people, programs and projects. These ticketed events are often the biggest fundraising effort for clubs or nonprofit organizations.

ALAMEDA: Alameda Holiday Home Tour December 14, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.  $40 approx., alamedaholidayhometour.com
 Alameda Family Services League presents Holiday Magic Alameda Holiday Home Tour

ALPINE: Alpine Woman's Club Holiday Home Tour December 14, 2019, Expected time & cost: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $30-40, alpinewomansclub.org

AVALON: Holiday Open House at Mt. Ada December 5, 2019, 2-6 p.m. Tour the grand Wrigley home open only once a year to the public. Cookies, drinks and Santa Claus.   Presented by the Catalina Island Foundation, Catalina Island Company and Catalina Island Women's Forum. Approx. $5 per person ticket, catalinaislandfoundation.org   Must be 14 years or older to attend. Mt. Ada, 398 Wrigley Rd., Avalon CA 90704 (310)427-2450 (in the past there has been a $ Taxi running continuously 1:45-6:30 p.m. from the Tour Plaza to Mt. Ada)

BALBOA: Balboa Island Holiday Home Tour December 8, 2019, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $35, balboaislandnb.org
Tour 8 uniquely decorated Island homes in this pleasurable walking tour sponsored by Balboa Island Improvement Association.

CAMARILLO: Camarillo Homes for the Holidays December 8, 2019, 1-5 p.m. Includes Red Barn Boutique open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Champagne Pre-tour Brunch 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $, meadowlarkserviceleague.com

SEBASTOPOL: Sebastopol Holiday Home Tour December 13-15, 2019, $tickets, sebastopolholidayhometour.weebly.com  Also see the Free Artisan Boutique at 1782 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol, CA

FRESNO: Fresno La Comida Guild Home Tour, Tea & Boutique December 6, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. lacomidaguild.org
Thursday, December 5, 2019 Evening Preview & Gala at The Fort begins at 4:30 p.m. with shopping at our boutique including a champagne reception and host bar, hors d’oeuvres, sit-down dinner and an exclusive tour of five beautiful Fresno area homes. Friday, December 6, 2019 Home Tour, Tea & Boutique Tea & Boutique open from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. with one of a kind items. Homes are open for viewing in a self-guided tour from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

HERMOSA BEACH: Hermosa Beach Sandpipers Holiday Homes Tour December 6-8, 2019, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $, sandpipers.org

LA MESA: Annual Historic Home Tour Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.   Mediterranean to Modern Architecture in La Mesa Highlands. $, lamesahistory.com

LINCOLN: Lincoln Holiday Home Tour December 7, 2019, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Decorated homes in the local area. $, lincolnkiwanis.org

LONG BEACH: Oh, Christmas Tree! A Victorian Holiday Celebration at the Bembridge House, a historic home owned and operated by Long Beach Heritage. Magical display of decorations enhanced by docent-led  tours. Admission is $15-20 (free for children 12 and under), which includes festive refreshments and access to Garden Boutique. Tuesday, December 3, 10, & 17, 2019. Docent-led house tours Fridays, December 6 & 13, 2019. Magical Evening (21+) Saturdays, December 7 & 21, 2019. Docent-led house tours Sunday, December 15, 2019. Family fun! Featuring Jewel Box Children’s Theater. Boxed lunch can be added for an additional donation. lbheritage.org

LOOMIS: Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour December 14, 2019, 9 a.m-4 p.m. Select Loomis, Granite Bay, Rocklin & Roseville homes are on tour. Boutique is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. holidayhometourloomis.com
Ticket $35-40, Lunch $15

LOS ANGELES: Grier Musser Museum Victorian Christmas House Tour Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1-4 p.m. Guided Tours and Refreshments provided. | Location: 403 S Bonnie Brae St. Los Angeles, California, CA Guided Tours start at 1 & 3 p.m. Admission: $, griermussermuseum.org 

LOS ANGELES: Holiday Highlights Tour with Los Angeles Conservancy December 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019, 5:30 p.m. Five public buildings are featured in a guided, 1.5 hour walking tour which spans approx. 8 city blocks of downtown L.A. Included: US Bank Tower, Los Angeles Central Library, Millennium Biltmore, Cal Edison, Pac Mutual, Pershing Square. $15, laconservancy.org

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Christmas at Our House December 6-7, 2019. On Friday,  1:30-5 p.m. guests enjoy a Boutique, Cookies and Coffee Cart, Champagne reception, Student Showcase Production and Christmas Gala. | Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. features Boutique Cookies and Coffee Cart, High Tea and Student Performers. sfhs.com

OJAI: Ojai Festival Home Look In November 16-17, 2019, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$40 approx., ojaifestival.org
Ticket valid for 2 days, but each home may only be visited once.
The Wall House on a 12-acre secluded property designed by a renowned architect for his own family, boasts a spacious open interior featuring a raised platform for the concert grand piano, sunken conversation area around the fireplace and is bounded by tributary streams to the Ventura River on both sides. Tuscan Ranch features frescoes, colorful tiles, and ornate wrought iron details.
Foothill Farm eclectic array of art, from pre-Colombian to modern in a timeless French Normandy treasure.

ORANGE / TUSTIN: Orange Jack & Jill Guild Holiday Home Tour November 22, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ​Tour homes decorated for the holidays. Shop at the Boutique. All proceeds benefit CHOC Children's Hospital. $50 presale includes lunch, jackandjillguild.org

PASADENA: Holiday Look In Holiday Home Tour December 7-8, 2019,  9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. See 4 elegantl homes decorated  for the holidays. $40-45, pasadenaholidaylookin.org

PASADENA: Holiday Tour at Castle Green December 8, 2019, 1-5 p.m. 120-year-old Castle Green, one of only two times each year that it's open to the public. Visit 25+ private condominiums, the Penthouse, and the iconic Bridge, as well as the ground floor that's decked in holiday finery. Built in 1898, the Castle was designed by architect Frederick I. Roehrig with influence of Moorish, Spanish, and Victorian elements and has turn of the century glamour and charm. Location: 99 S. Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA  $30-35, castlegreen.com

PLAYA DEL REY: Holiday Home Tour November 3, 2019, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Five distinctive houses in Westchester and Playa del Rey include a four-story bluff home in Playa del Rey with ocean, marina and city views decorated for Christmas, while a two-story Playa del Rey home with expansive ocean views displays Halloween décor. Three Westchester homes include a two-story Kentwood home celebrating New Years, a two-story Mediterranean home decked out for Christmas, and an amazing one-story bungalow with guest house both prepared for a Thanksgiving pool party. There's also a festive reception (afterwards) at Westchester Elks Lodge and holiday marketplace open 12-5:30 p.m. $35-40, westchestermhg.org

POINT LOMA / SAN DIEGO: Holiday Home Tour December 7, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Since 1952, All Souls' Episcopal Church Home Tour has provided holiday cheer for thousands of guests. The oldest Christmas Home Tour west of the Mississippi began as an afternoon event in five Point Loma homes decorated for Christmas. Tea was served with a few arts and crafts for sale in the parish hall.  Now, the public is invited to a Tea with lunch and treat options and Marketplace. Proceeds benefit ministries. $30-35, approx.,  ptlomahometour.com

POWAY: Holiday Home Tour December 7, 2019, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hosted by National Charity League Poway Chapter, event features The Luz Estate homes. Tickets at: $25, powayholidayhometour.wix.com/powayncl

REDLANDS: YMCA Holiday Home Tour December 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $30, or $80 patron ticket which includes champagne brunch at Redlands Country Club and front of the line privileges. Event features 6 homes and historic Asistencia. There is also a Holiday Boutique December 7-8, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with artisan vendors at Redlands Y.  ymcaeastvalley.org/events/hometour

RIO VISTA: Holiday Home Tour December 7, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
The program contains a map of the homes on the tour. Hosted by RioVision $25-50, riovistavision.com | eventbrite.com

ROSSMOOR: Holiday Home Tour December 8, 2019, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Five beautifully decorated homes in an annual event produced by Rossmoor Woman's Club. $20-25, rossmoorwomansclub.com

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour December 6-8, 2019, self-guided walking tour of five magnificent homes in Sacramento's Fabulous Forties neighborhood. Decorated for the holidays by top area interior designers and florists,  tour takes approx. two hours from start to finish.
sacredheartschool.net | $30-35, sacredhearthometour.com

SAN FRANCISCO: Home Tour October 26, 2019, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Historic Heights: 25 Years of Tradition elegant private residences steeped in art and history and exquisite architecture in Presidio Heights. This is a fundraiser for Junior League SF. $65-up, jlsf.org

SAN SIMEON: Hearst Castle Holiday Twilight tours will be available on select nights starting at 5 pm on November 29 through December 30, 2019
$30-up, reservations 1-800-444-4445
hearstcastle.org/tour-hearst-castle/ daily-tours/ holiday-twilight-tour/
Some dates: November 29, 30, December 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2019
Wind your way through the grounds, Casa del Sol-guest house, and the grand social rooms of Casa Grande in a special seasonal tour  abundant with holiday decorations, numerous Christmas trees. View Mr. Hearst's celebrated art collection in the warm glow of thousands of holiday lights. Learn about the Castle's holiday festivities during the estate's heyday. The Holiday Twilight Tour is 75 minutes long and includes approximately 190 steps, both up and down, and 2/3-mile walk. Two Accessibly Designed Holiday Twilight Tours per evening are also available for those who may have difficulty standing and walking for extended periods of time. It is wheelchair accessible.

SANTA CLARA: Santa Clara Historic Home Tour December 6-7, 2019
Four properties include a Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Italianate and Spanish Eclectic Cottage, plus Mission Branch Library.
Ticket $25-35, sc-hometour.com

SANTA CRUZ: Holiday Home Tour December 7-8, 2019, 12-4:30 p.m.
$45, santacruzsymphonyleague.org
Home Tour features amazing homes showcasing Santa Cruz County's most innovative architects and interior designers: Ocean View Stunner designed by Derek Van Alstine; Art Appreciation filled with art in the Uplands; A Sustainable Marvel; Contemporary Elegance designed by Stephanie Barnes-Castro; Chic Modern Farmhouse with a gorgeous barn. All proceeds  benefit Santa Cruz Symphony.

TEMECULA: Temecula Holiday Home Tour November 16-17, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Past pricing -- tickets sold only at the event: Home Tour $42, VIP Experience $150 | Bistro $16,  tvwc.com

VALENCIA: Holiday Home Tour December 7, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital 39th fundraiser tour features three homes in Sand Canyon.  Participating home tour decorators include Nina del Valle of Superior Design, Courtney Michaels of CM Interiors and Bernard Underwood of An Intimate Place/B.U. Designs. Preview Gala Dec. 6 includes early views of the homes from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tour tickets $30, .henrymayo.com

VISTA: Vista Holiday Home Tour December 8, 2019, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $25-30, vistacommunityclinic.org
See four private residences decorated for the holidays by a talented team of designers and historic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe.  Holiday Gift Bazaar artisans sell unique creations. Gourmet food truck sells breakfast and lunch.

WOODLAND: Dickens in the Valley Holiday Home Tour Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Seven  beautiful area homes decorated in Holiday Splendor! Tickets are $30 per person and will be available in the following stores by the end of October: Corner Drug, 602 Main Street A Well Stocked Home, 412 First Street Serendipity Boutique, 519 Main Street The Nest, 424 Main Street or online at 2019dickensinthevalley.eventbrite.com | visitwoodland.com

RANCHO CUCAMONGA: Christmas House Inn usually offers an Annual Christmas Tea The first two Sundays in December. The house is decorated with boughs of evergreens, red ribbon, Christmas lights, and candles. The house comes alive with the holiday spirit. This event is open to the public but reservations go fast starting November 1st. $30, christmashouseinn.com

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